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By Elizabeth Goodman,Hannah Fries

while Elizabeth Goodman first arrived on the tiny congregation that may turn into her domestic as a pastor--a congregation of approximately seven humans in a city of slightly below a thousand--the longest-standing member instructed her that notwithstanding the congregation was once small, her preaching needn't be. during this number of sermons, readers will witness a brain at paintings amidst a loyal congregation (whose numbers at the moment are round thirty), jointly nurtured, and jointly having no small quantity of enjoyable. in the meantime, the ramifications of the gospel on the planet will sneak up and shock. Guided continually by means of a spirit of play and via scripture, because it is in dialog with lifestyles, Goodman illuminates either the quiet feedback that undo what we expect we all know and the startling calls for which are to be either feared and wanted. This congregation has a tagline: "It's now not what you think." they're most likely right.

"This is a publication of thirty-three sermons for either preachers and non-preachers. Preachers will realize wealthy assets for his or her personal preaching ministries. yet they're going to additionally locate what non-preachers are taking a look for--faith nurtured, desire stirred, and assistance for Christian discipleship in the middle of sincere and genuine questions."
--Erskine Clarke, Editor and writer, magazine for Preachers

"Elizabeth Goodman has supplied a present to each person who longs for the wonder and sweetness of God to wreck into our lives and to remodel our international. not often is a set of sermons so theologically wealthy, delivering reflections on scripture that, just like the Spirit herself, take us all of sudden and lead us the place we by no means ahead of dreamed possible." 
--Phil Snider, writer, Preaching After God

"Reading this ebook of sermons is like having an unfailingly fascinating dialog with a chum who occurs to have a level in theology. Neither shaken via questions nor chuffed by means of glib solutions, Goodman is a treasure." 
--Louisa Gilder, Author, The Age of Entanglement: while Quantum Physics used to be Reborn

"I have no idea Elizabeth Goodman, yet her sermons make me need to know her. maybe extra importantly, her sermons make me are looking to greater understand the God of whom she speaks. Goodman writes with an intoxicating mix of gravity and lightness." 
--Anthony B. Robinson, writer, remodeling Congregational Culture and What's Theology obtained To Do With It?

Elizabeth Goodman has been the pastor of the United Church of Christ in Monterey, a "hilltown" of the Berkshire Hills in Massachusetts, on the grounds that 2001. A lifelong member of the UCC and a graduate of Harvard Divinity university, she is a standard contributor to the Journal for Preachers. She lives together with her husband and their sons on the foot of October Mountain, which makes for an excellent day-by-day hike together with her dogs.

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